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Agamdeep Nagpal studied on the MSc Global Supply Chain Management at Bayes Business School. In this video, he tells us how his passion for badminton helped him build in confidence and resilience and inspired him to become President of the Global Supply Chain Club.

Overview

Who is it for?

The Global Supply Chain Management degree is for you if you want to learn about the latest thinking and business practices in global supply chain management generally. It is not suitable if you’re already very experienced and looking to specialise.

You must have a general interest in various supply chain processes including procurement, logistics and supply chain analytics.

You may hold a bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or social sciences and either have a basic level of understanding of statistics or be up to the challenge of learning more about quantitative analysis.

"My MSc gave me a 360-degree view of businesses that have supply chain at their core and broadened my career opportunities." Alumnus Panos Efraimoglou took this master's degree when it was called MSc in Supply Chain, Trade and Finance.

Objectives

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On graduation, you’ll have a 360º perspective of global supply chains, an essential first step in building your career in the discipline.

You’ll be ready to identify the opportunities and risks facing supply chains and provide both strategic and analytical tools to manage them.

All based on the most recent academic research and innovative current business practices.

In this most global of sectors you’ll be equipped with cultural sensitivity, and effective business communication, networking and time management skills.

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Structure

How you will learn

On the Global Supply Chain Management master’s course, you will:

  • Learn from academics that are following best practice for teaching operations and supply chain management according to higher education literature, via simulation games
  • Have the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of elective courses, that are mostly delivered by practitioners in the field with decades of experience working in the sector
  • Take international electives where you take a course offered in another university worldwide
  • Benefit from career fairs, alumni and other networking events and conferences that help you succeed in job hunting
  • Learn from module instructors who hold teaching excellent awards and have real-world working experience with companies that is shared in class.

Induction weeks

All of our MSc courses start with two compulsory induction weeks which include relevant refresher courses, an introduction to the careers services and the annual careers fair.

Assessment methods

Assessment

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • twelve core courses (10 - 15 credits each) and
  • a Business Research Project (30 credits) and one elective (10 credits) or
  • four electives (10 credits each)

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination.

Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

The course consists of compulsory core modules, as well as a choice of electives, including some international elective options in term three.

The course commences in September with a Foundations of Management workshop which prepares students with some of the concepts necessary to complete the course, and includes careers and professional skills development workshops.

Term dates

Term dates 2021/22

  • Induction: 20th September 2021 - 1st October 2021
  • Term one: 4th October 2021 - 17th December
  • Term one exams: 10th January 2022 - 21st January 2022
  • Term two: 24th January 2022 - 8th April 2022
  • Term two exams: 25th April 2022 - 6th May 2022
  • Term three - international: 9th May 2022 - 20th May 2022
  • Term three: 23rd May 2022 - 8th July 2022
  • Term three assessments: 11th July 2022 - 22nd July 2022
  • Resits: 15th August 2022 - 26th August 2022
  • Additional resit week – tests only: 29th August 2022 - 2nd September 2022
  • Research Project Submissions: Thursday 1st September 2022

Note: term one resit tests for the Energy / Shipping Trade and Finance degrees will normally take place in the week immediately prior to the August resit period.

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Teaching staff

Course Director

Course director profile

Dr Dimitris Paraskevopoulos

Academic expert working at Cass Business School

The teaching staff on the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management have many years of practical experience working in industry and are also active researchers in their fields. Dr Son also provides academic leadership for the University of London’s online Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics programme. This knowledge and experience inform the highly interactive lectures that enhance the student learning experience.

Module Leaders include:

Application

How to apply

We only accept online applications.

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Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • Current module list if still studying
  • CV
  • Personal statement - this should be around 500 words in length and answer the following:
    • Why have you selected this course? What are your motivating factors?
    • What are your areas of interest within the course?
    • What contributions do you feel you can make to the course?
    • How do you see the course affecting your career plans?

Documents which may follow at a later date

  • English language test result if applicable
  • Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable
  • Two references, one of which must be an academic reference
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be uploaded to the application form or e-mailed to the relevant Admissions Officer upon request

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

Individual Appointments

Unfortunately, as a result of the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we can only offer online appointments to discuss your application.  To book one, please get in touch with the relevant Admission Officer

Please note; these are subject to availability.

Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Bayes Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

  • A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
  • Some level of previous study in finance or quantitative methods is preferred.
  • Work experience is not a requirement of this course.

English language requirements

  • If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take a test
  • If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.

IELTS

  • The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the Writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

Some other English Language tests might be accepted

Fees

UK/EU/International £27,000 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Fees in each subsequent year of study for continuing students (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee for continuing students in writing prior to commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

Deposit: £2,000 (usually paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First installment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the start of the induction period)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)

Fees are the same for both UK and international students. Please note that fees do not include living expenses or books.

Information about Scholarships

Career pathways

Career destinations for MSc Global Supply Chain Management

Our MSc Global Supply Chain Management offers graduates strong strategic supply chain knowledge and advanced analytical and consulting skills. These are skills which are highly valued across industry sectors. You’ll be equipped with the most up to date research and innovative business practices, which is essential for a successful career in this global sector.

Our graduates move into fantastic careers in procurement management in retail, supply chain consultancy and specialist finance positions in the banking and insurance sectors.

Our dedicated Careers Team will help you identify your ideal career path and work with you to maximise the potential of accomplishing your professional goals.

Class of 2019 profile

Some examples of where our graduates from the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management started their post-graduate career:

  • Associate, Deloitte
  • Director,  Savills
  • Supply Chain Analyst, Sono Global
  • International Sales Cooperator, Liebherr (China)
  • Analyst, Fortna
  • Operations Leadership Programme, General Electric

Where they are working now

  • UK - 63%
  • EU/EEA - 13%
  • Asia - 25%

Industry post-master's

13% Consulting - Financial Services
13% Property / Real Estate
13% Logistics / Supply Chain
13% Agency
13% Consulting - other
Data provided from alumni who completed the 2020 graduate outcomes survey

Alumni stories

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Course information and statistics

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average age of student body (20/21 cohort)
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female students in 20/21 cohort
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nationalities in 20/21 cohort
Diploma/ certificate
Accredited
This degree is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

Accreditation

This degree has been accredited by both the The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT), and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). This ensures the course is compliant with the standards set by the CILT and CIPS but more importantly gives you complimentary memberships of both CILT (funded by City, University of London) and CIPS for one year.

Membership with CILT(UK) is essential to keeping you moving:

  1. It provides you with professional resources to support and inform your workplace decisions.
  2. It provides you with valuable connections so that you can share best practice and stay connected.
  3. It supports your lifelong learning and provides a range of tools to boost your career development.
  4. It gives recognition of your status as a trusted professional within the sector

Membership with CIPS  offers you:

  1. Access a wealth of expertise, knowledge, news, analysis, and resources, including guidelines, white papers, tools and templates.
  2. The way to consolidate your understanding and prove your commitment to ethical behaviour with CIPS online interactive tutorial.
  3. Network online and offline with CIPS global community of over 200,000 professionals to share ideas, news and best practice.
  4. Access tools to support your development, including CIPS CPD tracker and career pathway self-assessment tool.
  5. Access discounts on training, events and business books.